Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pandora’s Nuclear Box in Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

In Greek mythology, the story of Pandora’s Box tells about how all the evil in the universe was released. Pandora was told not to open the box for any reason. Of course, Pandora’s curiosity got the best of her, and … Continue reading

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Idolizing Laura (1944)

A picture stands above a fire place in an eloquent living room. The picture is of the title character of the 1944 film Laura.  She wears a black dress while seducing those who look at the painting by positioning herself … Continue reading

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Doppelgangers in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt

As the opening credits role, couples dance a waltz in unison in a circle. Each couple looks like the last as they continually rotate. The men are dressed in tuxedos and the women are all wearing long flowing dresses. The … Continue reading

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Double Indemnity

In the mid 1940’s, the cinematic genre known as film noir was still in its infancy. The emergence of film noir reflected a shift in tone of American thought in World War II and post war society. In Double Indemnity, … Continue reading

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